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  Publishers have petitioned government to abolish taxation on primary and secondary textbooks, saying parents can no longer afford to purchase the learning materials due to its costs. Under the banner of the Kenya Publishers Association (KPA), the publishers want 16 per cent taxation on the text books crapped and a new tax policy developed that is sector oriented. Addressing

Kenya is food secure, no cause for alarm: Govt The Government has moved to allay fears of a crisis in the food sector after growing concerns that the country faced a deficit. According to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett, the various food production measures put in place by the government are adequate. Bett, who was speaking during the State House

Daily Nation All eyes on Uhuru over cost of loans: Kenyans will know in two weeks whether they will start enjoying lower interest rates on bank loans. This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta received the Banking Act (Amendment) Bill yesterday, from National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi following its approval by lawmakers two weeks ago. State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu confirmed that

The Guardian July 2016 was world’s hottest month since records began, says Nasa: Last month was the hottest month in recorded history, beating the record set just 12 months before and continuing the long string of monthly records, according to the latest Nasa data. The past nine months have set temperature records for their respective months and the trend continued this month

    The National Youth Council has given individuals who have looted money from coffers meant to benefit the young people a 14-day ultimatum to return the cash. It has threatened to stage a nationwide protest upon the lapse of the deadline. Council chairman Dishon Atemo has said the council will mobilize the youth countrywide to have those who looted

  The government has urged pharmaceutical stakeholders to reduce the cost of essential medicines to improve their accessibility to needy Kenyans. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has urged the players in the industry to come up with ways that would ensure that the cost of essential drugs come down to manageable levels so that most citizens can access them. The

  Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has warned those seeking to oust him to expect a tough battle for the city’s top job in next year’s general elections. A couple of aspirants including Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa have declared interest in becoming the city Governor in 2017. But Dr Kidero who currently occupies the seat has warned that

Expect tough battle in the City, Kidero warns rivals: Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has warned those seeking to oust him to expect a tough battle for the city’s top job in next year’s General Election. A couple of aspirants including Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa have declared interest in becoming the city Governor in 2017. But Dr Kidero

  Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala has been replaced at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) following his successful application for the Chief Justice. Position. Judge Wanjala will be substituted Appellate judge Mohamed Warsame. Until his application for the top seat, Wanjala was Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chair for Human Resource and Administration Committee which will now be handled by Judge

Joint committee on IEBC strives to complete work ahead of deadline The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is racing against time to iron out pending issues ahead of the Sunday midnight deadline. The committee, which began receiving views on the implementation of electoral reviews last month, has made progress in seeking resolution on weighty matters